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Elio Iafelice

Elio Iafelice

Thursday, February 23rd, 1928 - Thursday, September 24th, 2020
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Obituary

Funeral Mass for Elio Iafelice, 92, of Mentor, will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020, at Immaculate Conception Church, 37940 Euclid Ave., Willoughby.
Mr. Iafelice passed away Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, at Lake Health West Medical Center in Willoughby.
Born Feb. 23, 1928, in Oratino, Italy, Province of Campobasso, he had been a resident of Lake County since emigrating from Italy in 1954, after marrying his dear wife, Ameriga and lived in Willoughby until 1995, when he built a new home in Mentor.
Elio was a member of Immaculate Conception Church in Willoughby and Unione Fratellanza Oratinese Society. Elio enjoyed house design and prepared plans of home additions for family and friends. He was an avid reader, a tremendous fan of soccer, especially his team Juventus from Italy, loved opera and could sing arias by memory, and took up watercolor painting in his later years.
Mr. Iafelice received his university degree in Italy and after beginning his first job in the U.S. working for Fullerton & Kerr Engineers & Surveyors in Painesville (later to become Colpetzer-Woods Consultants), and successfully obtained his state license as a Professional Surveyor in 1961. Surveying was his passion and he truly loved working in this profession for about 40 years for the same firm.
Elio was the beloved husband of Ameriga (nee Mastrangelo) Iafelice; loving father of Richard (Michelle) Iafelice and Robert Iafelice; cherished grandfather of Major Andrew and Mrs. Mary Iafelice, U.S.M.C, Nicholas Iafelice and Amanda (Kevin) Smith; great-grandfather of Parker Caroline Smith and Henry Paul Smith; and brother of Pasquale Iafelice.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Giovanni and Angela (nee Tirabasso) Iafelice.
Family will receive friends from 2 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 1, and from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 2, at McMahon-Coyne-Vitantonio Funeral Home, 38001 Euclid Ave., Willoughby. Burial will be in Willoughby Cemetery.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, October 1st, 2020 | 2:00pm - 5:00pm
    When
    Thursday, October 1st, 2020 2:00pm - 5:00pm
    Location
    McMahon-Coyne-Vitantonio Funeral Home (Willoughby)
    Address
    38001 Euclid Avenue
    WILLOUGHBY, OH 44094
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  • Second Visitation

    Friday, October 2nd, 2020 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    When
    Friday, October 2nd, 2020 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Location
    McMahon-Coyne-Vitantonio Funeral Home (Willoughby)
    Address
    38001 Euclid Avenue
    WILLOUGHBY, OH 44094
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  • Service

    Saturday, October 3rd, 2020 | 11:00am
    When
    Saturday, October 3rd, 2020 11:00am
    Location
    Immaculate Conception Church
    Address
    37940 Euclid Avenue
    WILLOUGHBY, OH 44094
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    Officiant
    Fr. Dennis McNeil
  • Interment

    Location
    Willoughby Cemetery
    Address
    4145 Madison Avenue
    WILLOUGHBY, OH 44094
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Nadine Scates

Posted at 09:04am

When Tomorrow Starts Without Me

When tomorrow starts without me,
And I'm not there to see,
If the sun should rise and find your eyes
All filled with tears for me;
I wish so much you wouldn't cry
The way you did today,
While thinking of the many things,
We didn't get to say.

I know how much you love me,
As much as I love you,
And each time that you think of me,
I know you'll miss me too;
But when tomorrow starts without me,
Please try to understand,
That an angel came and called my name,
And took me by the hand,

And said my place was ready,
In heaven far above,
And that I'd have to leave behind
All those I dearly love.
But as I turned to walk away,
A tear fell from my eye
For all my life, I'd always thought,
I didn't want to die.

I had so much to live for,
So much left yet to do,
It almost seemed impossible
That I was leaving you.
I thought of all the yesterdays,
The good ones and the bad,
I thought of all the love we shared,
And all the fun we had.

If I could relive yester day,
Just even for a while,
I'd say good-bye and kiss you
And maybe see you smile.
But then I fully realized,
That this could never be,
For emptiness and memories,
Would take the place of me.

And when I thought of worldly things,
I might miss come tomorrow,
I thought of you, and when I did,
My heart was filled with sorrow.
But when I walked through heaven's gates,
I felt so much at home.
When God looked down and smiled at me,
From His great golden throne,

He said, "This is eternity,
And all I've promised you.
Today your life on earth is past,
But here life starts anew.
I promise no tomorrow,
But today will always last,
And since each day's the same way
There's no longing for the past.

You have been so faithful,
So trusting and so true.
Though there were times you did some things
You knew you shouldn't do.
But you have been forgiven
And now at last you're free.
So won't you come and take my hand
And share my life with me?"

So when tomorrow starts without me,
Don't think we're far apart,
For every time you think of me,
I'm right here , in your heart.

David M. Romano
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Posted at 10:47am
To Rich, Michelle, and Family - We wish you every measure of peace and comfort, with our most sincere condolences.
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Heartfelt Sympathies Store

Posted at 04:24pm
We send our deepest condolences for your loss. Your family is in our prayers. With love- Steve & Carol Karns, Mike & Juli Karns, Joe & Katie Schulin
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Vinnie, Joe Jr & Nick Muccini

Posted at 10:10pm
With deepest sympathies and the fondest of memories. Sending much love across the miles and wishing you all God's peace during this difficult time.
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Posted at 11:38am
With deepest sympathy,
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